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Migrating south: The changing landscape for Canadian snowbirds in the U.S.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 9:24 AM | By Elizabeth Klarin

As the cold, snowy winter batters the determined, hearty residents of Canada, many look to the U.S. sunshine states for relief from shovelling, slippery roads and other headaches of daily life. These travellers teem across the Canada-U.S. border each year, bringing dollars and a cultural richness to the communities they visit.

In 2016, Canadians made more than eight million visits to Florida, California, Nevada, Hawaii and Arizona alone, spending more than $10 billion (approximately US$8.3 billion) in the five most-visited sunshine states.

New challenges are arising...